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Classification of blood pressure levels recorded in a medical setting

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This classification is taken from the 2017 guidelines of the American Heart Association.

This classification is based on the values of seated blood pressure measured in the office or hospital by a healthcare professional. 

International guidelines suggest that the following blood pressure readings obtained by self-measurement (measurement taken at home) indicate high blood pressure: 

  • Systolic blood pressure ≥ 120 mmHg
  • Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mmHg

The color code of this classification is from the article "CoCo trial: Color-coded blood pressure Control, a randomized controlled study"

European Union

Classification of blood pressure levels recorded in a medical setting

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This classification is taken from the 2017 guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology.

This classification is based on the values of seated blood pressure measured in the office or hospital by a healthcare professional. 

International guidelines suggest that the following blood pressure readings obtained by self-measurement (measurement taken at home) indicate high blood pressure: 

  • Systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mmHg
  • Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 mmHg

The color code of this classification is from the article "CoCo trial: Color-coded blood pressure Control, a randomized controlled study"

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